Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

A wonderful tropical paradise along Sarasota Bay. The Children's Rainforest is an innovative new garden that will take visitors right into the tops of Selby's massive banyan trees. Click HERE for more exciting Rainforest information.
811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota
Call for details: 941-366-5731

Parker Manatee Aquarium

The Parker Manatee Aquarium in Bradenton is part of the South Florida Museum and Biship's Planetarium. Kids of all ages enjoy "Snooty", the resident manatee.  201 10th Street West
Call for details: 941-746-4131

Lawn Bowling

The beautiful greens overlook the Gulf of Mexico and are conveniently located near downtown Sarasota. You can spend the winter bowling in the guaranteed Florida sunshine right on the Sarasota Bay!
809 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Call for details: 941-316-1123

Senior Friendship Centers

offering a lively calendar of activities and ideas to explore. Check the website for a daily, downloadable schedule of area activities.
1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota
Call for details: 941-955-2122

Hermann's Lipizzan Stallions

See the fabulous flying white Lipizzans perform the rare and beautiful Airs Above the Ground Mounted as seen in Walt Disney's "Miracle of the White Stallions".
31404 Singletary Rd., Myakka City
Call for details: 941-322-1501

Just Ducky Sightseeing Tour

An amphibious vehicle that transports you on land from the corner of Nipino Trai and US 41 for an hour and a half hour tour on the Intracoastal Waterway. From the Train Deot, the rip goes through Nokomis Bay, under Albee Road Bridge, past Snake Island and a far as the southern tip of Casey Key.
1011 Tamiami Trail S., Suite 102 Venice
Call for details: 727-446-2587

Snook Haven

Old Florida at it's best. Casual dining and music on the banks of the Myakka River. Boat rentals are also available. On Thursdays, the public is invited to hear the Gulf Coast Banjo Society practice from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and every Sunday the place overflows with weekend bikers and other regulars who gather round the shaded outdoor picnic tables to listen to live music. River tours are available Wednesday through Sunday.
5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call for details: 941-485-7221


Located on the beautiful Peace River, an array of activities are available for the whole family with guided riverboat tours, a museum that houses million year old fossils and Indian artifacts, an "Old Florida" style restaurant, a full service marina, canoe and boat rentals, and a reproduction early pioneer settlement that is complete with a trading post and arts and crafts.
9700 SW Riverview Cir., Arcadia
Call for details: 941-627-3474

Warm Mineral Springs

This is the fabled Fountain of Youth discovered by Juan Ponce De Leon. Believers to the healing powers of Warm Mineral Springs say that the highly mineralized waters help ease back pain, illnesses, various skin diseases, sinusitis and many other ailments. This particular spring has been in use for thousands of years and is the second largest warm water spring in the Western Hemisphere.
12200 San Servando Ave., North Port
Call for details: 941-426-1692

TKM Stable

Check their web site for hourly or even day long trail rides in one of two state parks.
5611 Tropicaire Blvd., North Port
Call for details: 941-626-6787

Charlotte Co. Motorsports Park

A 3/8-mile asphalt track with figure-eight racing 6:00 p.m. every Saturday Night. Check schedule for Friday night go-kart racing.
Charlotte County Airport, Punta Gorda
Call for details: 941-575-7223.

Muscle Car City

Head for a bite to eat at a ‘60s diner-themed café with a vintage museum of over 200 ‘50s to early ‘70s muscle cars on display. There’s even a great selection of memorabilia in the gift shop.
3811 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
Call for details: 941-575-5959

Florida Aquarium

The aquarium hosts exhibits on some 5,000 native plants and animals, including moray eels. And its "Explore a Shore" exhibit lets kids catch a stagnant wave or yo-ho-ho on a two-story pirate ship. For an extra fee, you can take a 90-minute Dolphin Quest cruise (offered year-round) in a 64-foot catamaran into Tampa Bay, where you see birds and sea life. The aquarium also has a Swim with the Fishes Program that gives visitors a chance to experience scuba diving without being certified.
701 Channelside Dr., Tampa
Call for details: 813-831-8405

Seminole Casino

Move to the music in your soul…This 90,000 square-foot casino features lavish cascading fountains, snazzy sky-lit restaurants and bars, exhilarating live entertainment, Vegas Style Slots, various Poker games, and Blackjack.
5223 North Orient Rd., Tampa
Call for details: 888-800-5447

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is the ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos featuring more than 2,700 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.
10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa
Call for details: 888-800-5447

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